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Top 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Kentucky

What professions added the most jobs in Kentucky? In this article we look into this issue from two angles. First we show the top 50 jobs that added the most workers from 2010 to 2014 (Table 1). Secondly we show the top 50 jobs that had the highest growth rate from year 2010 to 2014 (Table 2). The employment and salary information in Kentucky is computed from data published by BLS [1] in May 2015.

Table 1. 50 Fastest Growing Jobs in Kentucky

Table 1 shows the top 50 jobs that added the most workers from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014, the total employment in Kentucky increased from 1,716,060 to 1,808,010 with a net gain of 91,950. The profession that added the most jobs in the same period is the profession of combined food preparation and serving workers, including fast food with 11,940 jobs added. It is followed by the profession of secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive with 11,940 job added.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 All Occupations
1,716,060
1,808,010 91,950 5.36% $30,090
2 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
47,810
59,750 11,940 24.97% $16,980
3 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
17,780
28,650 10,870 61.14% $25,160
4 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
34,860
44,300 9,440 27.08% $22,150
5 Team Assemblers
29,020
36,750 7,730 26.64% $28,610
6 Packers and Packagers, Hand
8,950
16,520 7,570 84.58% $20,330
7 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
4,980
9,900 4,920 98.80% $30,450
8 Personal Care Aides
4,090
8,890 4,800 117.36% $18,030
9 Cashiers
42,590
47,080 4,490 10.54% $17,270
10 Helpers--Production Workers
8,130
11,380 3,250 39.98% $23,970
11 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
12,380
15,510 3,130 25.28% $28,610
12 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
25,020
27,960 2,940 11.75% $35,040
13 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
8,620
11,340 2,720 31.55% $32,540
14 Childcare Workers
10,740
13,050 2,310 21.51% $18,060
15 Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other
9,230
11,530 2,300 24.92% $34,010
16 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products
14,700
16,920 2,220 15.10% $46,270
17 Cooks, Restaurant
13,120
15,070 1,950 14.86% $18,870
18 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
1,260
3,160 1,900 150.79% $47,870
19 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
2,720
4,450 1,730 63.60% $28,850
20 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
1,180
2,870 1,690 143.22% $17,330
21 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,850
3,520 1,670 90.27% $31,790
22 Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
4,770
6,420 1,650 34.59% $29,460
23 Hosts and Hostesses, Restaurant, Lounge, and Coffee Shop
4,320
5,910 1,590 36.81% $17,140
24 Accountants and Auditors
9,660
11,150 1,490 15.42% $51,780
25 Software Developers, Applications
4,020
5,480 1,460 36.32% $67,900
26 Customer Service Representatives
30,290
31,720 1,430 4.72% $26,760
27 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
6,170
7,540 1,370 22.20% $43,900
28 General and Operations Managers
22,820
24,050 1,230 5.39% $78,120
29 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
23,340
24,450 1,110 4.76% $19,460
30 Slaughterers and Meat Packers
530
1,580 1,050 198.11% $22,610
31 Food Service Managers
2,470
3,470 1,000 40.49% $44,760
32 Industrial Engineers
3,070
4,060 990 32.25% $64,610
33 Industrial Machinery Mechanics
7,310
8,300 990 13.54% $45,940
34 Food Batchmakers
1,880
2,800 920 48.94% $35,970
35 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
9,890
10,780 890 9.00% $36,080
36 Driver/Sales Workers
6,160
7,010 850 13.80% $22,770
37 Loan Interviewers and Clerks
2,390
3,230 840 35.15% $28,670
38 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
720
1,540 820 113.89% $35,070
39 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers
5,800
6,590 790 13.62% $32,880
40 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
870
1,650 780 89.66% $29,020
41 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
900
1,670 770 85.56% $23,340
42 Mechanical Engineers
2,020
2,780 760 37.62% $70,590
43 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other
2,700
3,460 760 28.15% $
44 Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
1,360
2,090 730 53.68% $33,930
45 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
620
1,350 730 117.74% $35,130
46 Training and Development Specialists
2,390
3,110 720 30.13% $45,080
47 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
2,740
3,460 720 26.28% $57,070
48 Logisticians
880
1,590 710 80.68% $61,650
49 Sheet Metal Workers
760
1,440 680 89.47% $38,010
50 Medical Assistants
7,200
7,870 670 9.31% $26,570

Table 2. 50 Jobs with Fastest Growth Rate

Table 2 shows the top 50 jobs that had the fastest growth rate from 2010 to 2014. We note that the profession that grew the fastest is the profession of skincare specialists with a growth rate of 600.00%. It is followed by the profession of adhesive bonding machine operators and tenders which grew by 338.89% in the same period.

Rank Job Description Jobs
2010 i
Jobs
2014 i
Change
# i
Change
% i
Salary
2014 i
1 Skincare Specialists
100
700 600 600.00% $31,250
2 Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders
180
790 610 338.89% $25,920
3 Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
170
510 340 200.00% $
4 Slaughterers and Meat Packers
530
1,580 1,050 198.11% $22,610
5 Brokerage Clerks
310
830 520 167.74% $34,380
6 Food and Tobacco Roasting, Baking, and Drying Machine Operators and Tenders
170
440 270 158.82% $33,420
7 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
1,260
3,160 1,900 150.79% $47,870
8 Amusement and Recreation Attendants
1,180
2,870 1,690 143.22% $17,330
9 Obstetricians and Gynecologists
180
410 230 127.78% $125,500
10 Operations Research Analysts
380
860 480 126.32% $61,470
11 Cooks, All Other
190
430 240 126.32% $18,410
12 Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
160
360 200 125.00% $31,760
13 Motorboat Mechanics and Service Technicians
140
310 170 121.43% $24,460
14 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
190
420 230 121.05% $25,380
15 Radiation Therapists
110
240 130 118.18% $65,590
16 Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
620
1,350 730 117.74% $35,130
17 Personal Care Aides
4,090
8,890 4,800 117.36% $18,030
18 Audio and Video Equipment Technicians
180
390 210 116.67% $32,890
19 Financial Examiners
190
410 220 115.79% $65,380
20 Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
720
1,540 820 113.89% $35,070
21 Signal and Track Switch Repairers
100
210 110 110.00% $
22 Rolling Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
530
1,110 580 109.43% $38,420
23 Demonstrators and Product Promoters
590
1,230 640 108.47% $23,410
24 Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
4,980
9,900 4,920 98.80% $30,450
25 Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
180
350 170 94.44% $32,240
26 Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders
1,850
3,520 1,670 90.27% $31,790
27 Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic
870
1,650 780 89.66% $29,020
28 Sheet Metal Workers
760
1,440 680 89.47% $38,010
29 Drafters, All Other
180
340 160 88.89% $41,540
30 Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers
900
1,670 770 85.56% $23,340
31 Packers and Packagers, Hand
8,950
16,520 7,570 84.58% $20,330
32 Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
250
460 210 84.00% $26,590
33 Logisticians
880
1,590 710 80.68% $61,650
34 Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
490
870 380 77.55% $57,040
35 Conveyor Operators and Tenders
660
1,170 510 77.27% $34,290
36 Writers and Authors
230
400 170 73.91% $39,090
37 Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
490
850 360 73.47% $31,860
38 Parking Lot Attendants
420
720 300 71.43% $19,040
39 Social Workers, All Other
450
770 320 71.11% $61,220
40 Clergy
240
410 170 70.83% $47,270
41 Counselors, All Other
100
170 70 70.00% $21,180
42 Animal Trainers
160
270 110 68.75% $34,150
43 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers
850
1,410 560 65.88% $26,750
44 Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
2,720
4,450 1,730 63.60% $28,850
45 Optometrists
320
520 200 62.50% $92,970
46 Motor Vehicle Operators, All Other
480
780 300 62.50% $38,470
47 Occupational Therapy Assistants
310
500 190 61.29% $51,260
48 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
17,780
28,650 10,870 61.14% $25,160
49 Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers, All Other
100
160 60 60.00% $
50 Etchers and Engravers
100
160 60 60.00% $22,760

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